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August 16, 2017
WORLD RECORD-HOLDERS AND DEFENDING CHAMPIONS LEAD 40TH ANNIVERSARY BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON
ELITE ATHLETE FIELD

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that several international running stars are joining its 40th anniversary elite athlete field. Leading the charge are defending champions Abel Kirui (KEN) and Florence Kiplagat (KEN). Their strongest challengers are current marathon and course record holder Dennis Kimetto (KEN), current half marathon world record holder Zersenay Tadese (ERI) and three-time Olympic gold medalist, current 5000m world record holder and the third fastest woman in history over 42K Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH).
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July 20, 2017
TWO-TIME OLYMPIC MEDALIST GALEN RUPP AND AMERICAN MARATHON DEBUT RECORD HOLDER JORDAN HASAY HEADLINE STRONG FIELD OF AMERICAN RUNNERS AT THE 40TH ANNUAL BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that two-time Olympic medalist Galen Rupp and American marathon debut record holder Jordan Hasay will lead a deep field of American contenders at the 40th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Adding an exclamation point to the elite athlete field, 1984 Olympic gold medalist and 1985 Chicago Marathon champion Joan Benoit Samuelson will toe the line in an attempt to set an age group world record.
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June 21, 2017
ADVOCATE HEALTH CARE NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF INTERNATIONAL CHICAGO 5K
The International Chicago 5K announced that Advocate Health Care is the title sponsor of its second annual event. The Advocate Health Care International Chicago 5K invites runners from around the world to celebrate Chicago’s global and cultural diversity during Bank of America Chicago Marathon race weekend on Saturday, October 7, 2017.
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June 15, 2017
BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON AND BANK OF AMERICA SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 8K EXTEND MEDIA PARTNERSHIP WITH NBC 5 CHICAGO AND ADD TELEMUNDO CHICAGO
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K, NBC 5 Chicago / WMAQ and Telemundo Chicago / WSNS announced they have entered a multi-year agreement continuing NBC 5 Chicago’s role as the exclusive television broadcast partner. This is the first year that Telemundo Chicago joins as a media partner of Chicago’s cornerstone running races.
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May 31, 2017
BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON ANNOUNCES EXPANDED PARTNERSHIP WITH GATORADE ENDURANCE

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that it will expand one of its longest standing partnerships in the event’s 40-year history, naming Gatorade Endurance as the exclusive on-course energy gel provider through 2020. Gatorade, a formidable brand in the sports arena and the endurance industry, became an official sponsor of the Chicago Marathon in 1989.
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February 28, 2017
BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON BECOMES THE FIRST MARATHON TO EARN HIGHEST POSSIBLE LEVEL OF CERTIFICATION FROM THE COUNCIL FOR RESPONSIBLE SPORT

The Council for Responsible Sport announced today that the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon has been awarded evergreen level certification for achieving 57 of the best-practice standards offered in the council’s certification program for social and environmental responsibility at sporting events.
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January 11, 2017
2016 BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON CHARITY RUNNERS RAISED $16.9 MILLION
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced that more than 10,000 runners raised $16.9 million through the 2016 Charity Program. Since the charity program was officially established in 2002, more than 106,000 runners have raised over $167 million for local, national and global causes.
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December 13, 2016
THE BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON SELECTS 40TH ANNIVERSARY FIELD WITH TODAY’S NON-GUARANTEED ENTRY DRAWING
Today, runners who entered the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon non-guaranteed entry drawing will be notified of their selection status. This year’s field will be comprised of runners who were randomly selected to receive an entry through the drawing, as well as participants who qualified for one of five guaranteed entry opportunities. The world-class event, celebrating 40 years of running in 2017, will take place on Sunday, October 8.
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